World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 every year to raise the awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day targets misinformation, raises awareness and reduces stigma.
‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering theme urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.
The Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Manav Rachna Dental College organized a daylong celebration to commemorate this day. The organizing team comprised of Dr. Arundeep Singh, Principal, MRDC, Dr. Sumit Bhateja, HoD, Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Dr. Neha Aggarwal & Dr. Tamanna Soni, Senior Lecturer’s, Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology.
Firstly there was a free blood testing (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) CEA test for employees of Manav Rachna family performed in association with Metropolis Pathology Lab, Faridabad at Tobacco cessation center, Q –Block. About 50 employees got testing done.
Secondly, there was Awareness Drive (Nukkad Natak) carried out by Interns batch throughout campus (at Gate no 9 & near Central lawn). It was witnessed by dignitaries of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava, Dr. N.C Wadhwa, Dr. M.K Soni, Dr. I.K Bhatt)
Lastly, there was a poster making competition, the theme was Cancer free World. The judges for the competition were, Dr. Shivani Aggarwal, HOD, Dept. of Oral Pathology, MRDC & Dr. Pooja Palwankar, HOD, Dept. of Periodontology, MRDC. The winners of the competition were Ms. Jigyasa (Ist prize), Ms. Monica (2nd prize) & Ms. Simran (3rd prize). Under E- poster category, the winner was Ms. Payal.